May 15, 1930 ~ January 22, 2019
Rod passed from mortal life at his home in the early hours of January 22, 2019, after suffering declining health over a period of months at the age of 88. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up in Bountiful, Utah, the son of Alvin Thomas Lewis and Iris Marie Jacobson. He was acquainted with hard work learned from a young age at the family farm and orchard. He attended Davis High School. Soon thereafter he met Joan Lofgreen. They were married in Bountiful, Utah on June 8, 1950. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He made his career with the gas company, Mountain Fuel Supply later to become Questar Gas, where he retired as Layton district manager. Most of the time Rod and Joan made their home in Farmington, Utah with a short span of years living in Clearfield. They had seven sons. Rod served as president of the Clearfield Kiwanis Club and later The Rotary Club in Layton. He put himself through night school learning the intricacies of electronics and beginning his own part-time TV repair business. An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he served in many callings including Explorer Scout leader, ward clerk, bishop's counselor, home teacher, full-time senior missionary with his wife in the Oklahoma Tulsa mission, and temple worker at the Bountiful Temple. Rod had a special calming influence over all those with whom he came in contact. He enjoyed classic country music, fly fishing, fly tying, hiking, canoeing, camping, scenic drives including taking his trailer at times with friends and family, reading, spending time at a second residence in St. George, Utah, and completing many do-it-yourself projects around the home.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant son, Thomas Lynn Lewis.
He is survived by his wife Joan, his sister Peggy Lewis of SLC Utah, his six sons, Alan and Melanie Lewis of North Ogden, Steven Lewis of Farmington, David Lewis of Layton, Roger and Andrea Lewis of West Bountiful, Jon and Staci Lewis of Layton, Garrett and Sarah Lewis of Boerne Texas, sixteen grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to offer a special thank you to the hospice care workers, Sonya and Nina. Funeral services will be held at the historic rock church 272 North Main in Farmington, Utah at 1:00 P.M. Monday, January 28, 2019. Friends may visit with the family beginning at 12:00 P.M., one hour prior to the services, or during the prior evening, Sunday, January 27, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Russon Brothers Mortuary 295 North Main in Bountiful, Utah. Interment will be at the Farmington City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a special donation be made to the perpetual education fund, humanitarian aid, or to the relief organization of your choice. For a more complete obituary and online guestbook, visit: